At companies with open-door policies, managers and executives aren’t isolated and inaccessible. Instead, they have are willing, eager and able to communicate with staff members. Managers at companies with open-door policies are approachable and interested in hearing feedback from every member of the team. The atmosphere is usually a more collaborative one at companies with open-door policies, and there are some significant advantages for organizations that adopt this approach.
Some of the key benefits of having an open-door policy include:
- The opportunity for more effective problem solving: Staff members who have problems with their bosses or issues with their co-workers aren’t restricted in who they can talk to. They can bring issues to the appropriate person immediately for quick resolution. Often, this means problems get solved that otherwise wouldn’t, and issues are resolved in the most efficient manner possible.
- The chance to hear ideas from all sources: When top leaders are inaccessible to staff members, people on the front lines of operations may have no way to get their ideas heard or may be wary about speaking up with suggestions for improvement. If open communication is encouraged with managers and executives, team members may be more willing to bring forth ideas that could make the company better and more productive.
- A more engaged workforce: An open-door policy can help employees feel like part of a team, instead of members of a hierarchical staff where their individual contributions aren’t noticed or appreciated. This can make employees more motivated to succeed and can sometimes reduce turnover, as staff members don’t want to leave an organization where they feel their voices are being heard.
For your company to be successful at having an open-door policy, you need to hire job candidates who will respect the time of senior staff members, who understand how to effectively solve problems and who will make positive contributions when sharing their feedback.
IES Custom Staffing can help you to hire team members who are up to the task of excelling at a company with an open-door policy. Contact us today to find out how we can assist your organization in finding candidates who will fit in well with your open-door culture.